How nice would it be if the time we had to spend in the gym equaled the number of exercise variations? Trick question. It really wouldn’t be super great. Who wants to spend hours and hours in the gym? Personally, I’d rather be spending time outside, enjoying a craft beer with friends, cooking a new … Continue reading Aim for an Effective AND Efficient Workout
The abs. When working with clients, it’s one of the most frequently referenced places that people want to lose fat. Reminder: spot reducing is a myth and if you want to lose body fat on your stomach, it takes time, proper nutrition, and loss of body fat everywhere else as well! But I digress… Back … Continue reading Four Mistakes You’re Probably Making While “Doing Abs” (And What to Do Instead!)
In the almost six years I’ve worked in the fitness industry, I feel as if I’ve seen it all. Exercises done incorrectly, ridiculous diet strategies followed, unnecessary (and expensive!) supplements purchased, and that’s just to name a few in a list I’m sure will continue to grow. But through the craziness, there’s still one negative … Continue reading Cheat Your Workout, Cheat Yourself.
It’s been a while, but I’m back this week for a Tough Love Tuesday with one of my biggest pet peeves that I see in programming and workouts. Training with no sense of direction or program or plan, adding in variations and “Instagram exercises” without reason… And then wondering why you’re not making progress! In … Continue reading For Movement’s Sake!
We’ve set our “SMART” goals, making sure they’re realistic and neither too big nor too small. We’ve examined our sources of motivation, looking at both extrinsic and intrinsic types to ensure we have a couple of each. And yet, we’re still lacking motivation. It’s time to reconnect with your “why”. Our “why” is the underlying … Continue reading Motivation: Your “Why” and The Bottom Line
These next two weeks, we’re going to take a deep dive into motivation: proper goal setting to enhance motivation, sources and types, how to reclaim it, and what to do if you don’t have it. First, let’s take a look at setting proper goals to keep you motivated to continue to work toward them, as … Continue reading Motivation: Setting Goals and Recognizing the Source and Type
Most times, we start our health and fitness journey with only the end goal in mind. It’s a shining light at the end of the tunnel, guiding us through and (ideally) giving us the motivation we need to succeed in our efforts. But that’s not the important part or where we will find success. The … Continue reading It’s the Climb.
This week’s post is specifically for the ladies. Gentlemen, keep reading if you’re interested, or share it with a close friend, spouse, or coworker! I referenced this in a recent Instagram post. The caption reads: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmk_gUOhbil/?taken-by=emily_meyer13 There’s a phenomenon referred to as “The Confidence Gap”. In general, women underestimate their abilities while men overestimate. Strength … Continue reading The Confidence Gap
When this article came to mind on my early drive to work one Tuesday morning, the working title was “Your Trainer Struggles, Just Like You.” But, as I started writing, I realized I’m not here to say anyone’s struggles are the same as other’s. They’re not. Even when comparing two people with seemingly identical life … Continue reading Your Trainer Struggles Too
Let’s dive into nutrition for this week’s post. I’ve talked about before how I believe there aren’t many (if any!) inherently “bad” or “good” foods. In moderation, all foods, barring allergy or insensitivity, can be included in a “healthy” diet. However, that being said, there are food which are more nutrient dense in comparison. If … Continue reading Nutrient vs. Calorie Dense: How does it affect me?